Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO)
http://www.ngosafety.org/index.html
Note: The description below is as at December 2010. ANSO became part of the newly established organization named INSO (International NGO Safety Organization) in 2011.
Mission/Mandate:
“ANSO was the worlds fist independent NGO safety cooperation project […]. The main purpose of this new site is to provide a document archive as well as some useful contact details and background information.” (ANSO Website, http://www.afgnso.org/, accessed on 23. December 2010)
“Established in 2002 ANSO is an independent project to inform and advise humanitarian organizations on safety conditions across Afghanistan.” (ANSO Website, http://www.afgnso.org/index_files/Page368.htm, accessed on 14 July 2010)
 
Target group:
Afghan non-governmental humanitarian organizations
Objective:
“Our objective is to support [humanitarian organizations'] ability to deliver vital assistance and services by ensuring they have access to high quality, independent information about the areas they operate in.” (ANSO Website, http://www.afgnso.org/index_files/Page368.htm, accessed on 23. December 2010)
 
Funding:
ECHO, SDC and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(ANSO Website, http://www.afgnso.org/index_files/Page368.htm, accessed on 23. December 2010)
 
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Afghanistan
Thematic focus: Reports (bi-weekly) and trend analyses (quarterly) on security-related incidents (types, causes, location and casualties), general and specific conflict mapping, civilian casualties and leading causes of death”
(ANSO Website, http://www.afgnso.org/index_files/Page447.htm, accessed on 23. December 2010)
 
Reporting methodology:
Trend analyses and narrative analysis of Afghan NGOs on local incidents and issues
 
Publication cycle:
Bi-weekly and quarterly data reports
Languages:
English
Navigation of website:
Website > Resources > The ANSO Report (Bi-Weekly)
Website > Resources > Quarterly Data Report
 
ecoi.net summary:
Bi-weekly & quarterly reports on and analysis of security incidents in Afghanistan, with a focus on NGO incidents. Established in 2002. Became part of a newly established organizations named INSO in 2011.
Homepage:
http://www.ngosafety.org/index.html
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